Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms

Essays in Honour of John L. Bell

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ISBN: 978-94-007-0213-4 (Print) 978-94-007-0214-1 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-18

      On Logicist Conceptions of Functions and Classes

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      Pages 19-34

      Metaphysical Necessity

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      Pages 35-67

      Ibn Sīnā and Conflict in Logic

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      Pages 69-96

      A Minimalist Foundation at Work

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      Pages 97-112

      The Municipal By-Laws of Thought

  3. Truth, Consistency and Paradox

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113

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      Pages 115-134

      Truth and the Liar

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      Pages 135-152

      Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Undecidability of the Gödel Sentence and its Truth

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      Pages 153-169

      Paraconsistent Set Theory

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      Pages 171-187

      Paradox, ZF, and the Axiom of Foundation

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      Pages 189-218

      Absoluteness and the Skolem Paradox

  4. Logic, Set Theory and Category Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-228

      Equalisers of Frames in Constructive Set Theory

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      Pages 229-247

      Analogy and Its Surprises: An Eyewitness’s Reflections on the Emergence of Real Algebraic Geometry

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      Pages 249-254

      Euler’s Continuum Functorially Vindicated

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      Pages 255-286

      Natural Numbers and Infinitesimals

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      Pages 287-324

      Logic in Category Theory

  5. Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 325-325

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      Pages 327-343

      Gunk, Topology and Measure

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      Pages 345-360

      Pitholes in Space-Time: Structure and Ontology of Physical Geometry

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      Pages 361-380

      A Silly Answer to a Psillos Question

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      Pages 381-384

      The Vacuum in Antiquity and in Modern Physics

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      Pages 385-404

      Falsifiability, Empirical Content and the Duhem-Quine Problem

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